Deadline: 19 September 2016 Open to: international high school students Venue: 5-8 January 2017, Hong Kong, China
Harvard Model Congress Asia is a global conference where international high school students learn and experience government while playing the roles of officials in the United States government and several international political bodies. HMC Asia strives to educate and foster the next generation of global leaders by offering a truly interactive program, featuring one-on-one communication with Harvard students, debate on pressing global issues, and cross-cultural connections among delegates from throughout Asia and around the world.
Students from more than twenty nations converge at the conference and work together to address challenges facing governments across the world. At HMCA students discuss contemporary political issues, draft policy, report news stories, and decide court cases, all under the guidance of Harvard University students. HMC Asia is an officially recognized and wholly student-run organization at Harvard College. HMCA teaches students about government and international relations by providing insights into pressing global issues and by offering a forum to discuss possible solutions. HMCA’s staff of talented Harvard undergraduate students, selected after a competitive application process, strives to encourage a passion for government and international relations by simulating international organizations and the United States government.
International high school students, next generation of global leaders.
Delegate Fee: USD 295/person;
For HMCA 2017, both full scholarships (covers delegate fee, lodging, and transportation costs) and partial scholarships (covers delegate fee) will be awarded to support delegates for whom financial need would be a barrier to attendance;
Harvard Model Congress relies on student participant fees to cover all of our costs, which range from staff transportation to printed materials. The delegate fee includes all aspects of the conference (with the exception of hotel accommodations and meals), as well as an HMC Asia 2017 T-shirt. This fee must be paid for each delegate who is attending the conference. Delegate fees must be paid within 2 weeks of registering for the conference. Roles will not be assigned until the delegate fee is paid.
All scholarship application materials must be submitted by Monday, 19 September 2016 at noon (12:00PM) Eastern Standard Time.
Deadline: 30 September 2016 Open to: a project or body of work by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation, (from private or public sectors) Prize: a cash award of CHF 10,000, as well as a ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva, including all travel and accommodation expenses covered by the GCSP.
In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the GCSP and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.
The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It seeks to reward the most inspiring, innovative and ground-breaking contribution of the year, whether this comes in the form of an initiative, invention, research publication, or organisation.
The prize consists of a cash award of CHF 10’000, a ceremonial awards dinner in Geneva, and all travel expenses for the winner.
The 1st GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security was awarded on 26 November 2015 to a project entitled “Improve the Protection of Children in Conflict – Expanding the function of the ‘Children and Armed Conflict Mobile Application’ towards MRM practitioners in the field”.
The prize is awarded for a project or body of work by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation, (from private or public sectors) which contributes to global security, and has been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations. No more than one submission per applicant is allowed.
Submissions may come from any country, but the project should go beyond national borders in its reach or thinking
The Prize is CHF 10’000 in cash, and no equivalent or alternative will be provided. The prize will be awarded to the winner at a Gala Dinner ceremony in Geneva. In addition to the prize, all travel to, and attendance at the Gala Dinner, will be paid by the GCSP. Travel includes, where applicable, standard or economy-class round-trip air travel to Geneva from the nearest international airport, and overnight accommodation. This applies to the winner, or a representative of the winning individual or group. Travel will be organised and paid for by the organisers in coordination with the winner, who agrees to provide the relevant personal details necessary for organising such travel.
Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges – senior practitioners from international organisations, governments and the private sector. The panel will be co-chaired by the GCSP director, Ambassador Christian Dussey, and the Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony held in Geneva on 17 November 2016.
Deadline: 23 September 2016 Open to: potential and existing entrepreneur(s), aged between 18-35, with a new business idea or startup in an early stage Award: 1st Place 15,000 USD / 2nd Place 10,000 USD / 3rd Place 5,000 USD
The Global Start-up Business Plan Competition (GSBPC) aims to stimulate and unleash the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation among aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with ideas that contribute to their personal economic benefit and towards developing their communities.
The main points to focus on are:
The business idea – uniqueness, viability, relevance;
The product and services – description, impact, market need;
Competitor analysis – description, opportunities;
Target market – definition;
Marketing plan – nature, relevance, objectives;
Start-up costs and financials.
The three participants or teams with the best business plans will be invited to attend the prize-winners’ event in Vienna on 21 to 25 November 2016, during the celebration of UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary.
Participants must be aged between 18 and 35;
Entrepreneurs with a new business idea;
An existing entrepreneur(s) with a startup in its early stages;
Participants must use the Business Plan Template;
Individuals or teams of maximum 3 members;
Applications must be completed in English.
The winner will receive the following start-up capital:
1st Place: 15,000 USD;
2nd Place: 10,000 USD;
3rd Place: 5,000 USD.
All three winners will additionally be rewarded with:
A UNIDO certificate;
Increased visibility for their start-up;
A round-trip from home country to the UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna, Austria;
Accommodation and health insurance in Vienna (from the 21 to 25 November 2016).
A number of criteria will be used to assess the applications. It is important to adequately address each of these factors, in order to successfully present a well-rounded business plan. Further details are available in the Business Plan Template.
Deadline: 15 September 2016 Open to: International students Scholarship: Air tickets; An approved tuition fees; Monthly maintenance allowance; Annual grant for books and internal travel; Medical / Health Insurance; nstallation and Termination grant ; Thesis allowance ; Visa
The Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government’s effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.
Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies.
Applicants must be obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study.
· To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-
Not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application.
Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the Universities in Malaysia).
Each scholarship consists of:
Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
An approved tuition fees
Monthly maintenance allowance
Annual grant for books and internal travel
Medical / Health Insurance
Installation and Termination grant
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
High-level academic achievement
The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language
Deadline: 30 November 2016 Open to: persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years Fellowship: stipend amounting to EUR 1,150 monthly and a combined apartment / studio plus many benefits
Akademie Schloss Solitude is granting Approx. 70 Residental Fellowships of 3-12 months in duration. More than 1.300 artists from more than 120 countries have developed and advanced projects at the Akademie since its opening in 1990, creating a close-knit, global network of Solitude alumni that expands from year to year.
International artists are invited to apply from the following disciplines: Architecture (design, landscape architecture, urban planning), Visual Arts (including performance art), Performing Arts (stage design, dramatic texts, dramaturgy, musical theater, performance, direction, drama, dance), Design (fashion, costume, product and furniture design, visual communication), Literature (essay, criticism, poetry, prose, translation), Music/Sound (interpretation, sound installation, sound performance, composition), Time-based Media (including video, video installation, documentary and fiction film) and Web-based Media (web design, web development/coding, web art and digital journalism). Furthermore, scholars, scientists and professionals from the disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences(Culture and Geopolitics), Economy/Economics (Urban Policy) and History (its practices of writing and politics in the contemporary).
The responsible specialist jurors make decisions on the allocation and the duration of the fellowships. Fellowships are granted for three to twelve months. One of the following three languages is assumed: German, English or French.
Persons up to 35 or if older who have completed a university or college degree within the past five years;
Several fellowships are also awarded regardless of the applicant’s age.
The fellowship includes the following:
A combined apartment / studio, furnished with electricity, water and heat free of charge;
A stipend amounting to EUR 1,150 monthly (plus one-time expenses incurred by the fellowship holder travelling to and from Stuttgart from his or her primary place of residence). The Akademie may also offer additional financial supplements, depending on its respective budget situation;
A supplement for so-called double housekeeping (subsidy for apartment or studio costs); freight cost subsidy for the transport of materials, tools and instruments to and from Stuttgart; a project promotion subsidy and a one-time materials subsidy; in the case of non-German guests (from non EU-countries), assumption of part of their health insurance expenses;
The use of the workshops owned by Akademie Schloss Solitude under the supervision of the technical director, are free of charge for fellowship holders.
The next application round/call for applications for fellowships from 2017–2019 will take place from 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016. Within this time frame only, applicants will be able to register on the application website and download the application form.
The link to the application website will be posted on the frontpage of the Solitude website as from 1 September 2016.
General information about the residency program of Akademie Schloss Solitude can be found under Residency.
Questions will only be answered by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is offering a five-day course on Business & Diplomacy. The program is designed for university students, young professionals and academia representatives who wish to advance their internationally-minded careers.
It aims to refine the skill-set, specific knowledge, and genuine experience in the growing field of lobbying and economic diplomacy. By combining intensive lectures and training modules with detailed analysis of current trade issues, the course offers a platform to engage with economic, political, legal, and cultural lenses.
Trainer: Mr. Daniel Gueguen
Founder of Strategy and Lobbying at PACT European Affairs; 40 years of experience in EU public affairs; Founder of CLAN Public Affairs and the European Training Institute; Former Director General of the European Sugar Manufacturers; Former Secretary General of COPA-COGECA.
Full day of case study based simulations
Trainer: Dr. Ilona Hunek
Assistant Professor at Koźmiński University ; active researcher and lecturer focusing on human issues in various organizations; coach and specialist in strategic and international negotiations, conflict resolution and diversity management.
Intersections of business and diplomacy
Introduction to economic diplomacy
Domestic and external decision making
Trade agreements (TTIP/TTP)
Main trade blocks and organizations (WTO, OECD)
Trainers:There are various trainers involved in this module, includingDr. WiesławKarsz:
Polish specialist in economic diplomacy, serving the Polish trade envoy to the WTO in 2003-9; Deputy head of the Polish Permanent Representation to the OECD in 2012-2014; International trade expert; Former panelist in WTO’s dispute settlements; Professor for Law & Economics and Jurisprudence at the University of Lodz)
We communicated some time ago regarding the very generous Peter J. Hengel Thai Scholarship Program. The 2017 program has just opened for the 2017-18 academic year and I was hoping you would assist in getting the word out that this program is open and accepting applications. The eligibility requirements are:
–Males of Thai descent, age 23 or younger
–High school seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates who are
–Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in Minnesota.
The program guidelines and application can be found at the following website:
When the link is clicked on, the applicant will see the program Guidelines, a form which explains how to complete the financial data section of the application and the application itself. The application postmark deadline is October 15, 2016 and is fast approaching. We ask that each applicant fill out the application completely and send an applicant appraisal, a transcript of grades from the past four years and pages 1 and 2 of parent or applicant tax return along with the application itself to the address listed on page 3 of the application
This very generous scholarship is intended to provide for 100% of the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies. The scholarship is renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic performance. Courses of study that take longer than four years may extend renewal eligibility if funding is available. Awards are for undergraduate study at a college or university preferably in Minnesota.
I thank you so much for assisting me in getting the word out regarding this very generous scholarship opportunity for male students of Thai decent.
THE CURRENT ROUND WILL CLOSE ON Sunday 18 SEPTEMBER 2016. Please review the below information carefully before deciding to apply.
We established ‘Allies in Action’ because we believe that for a social change towards acceptance of diversity and towards equality to happen, we need to activate and develop meaningful ties and relationships between different communities, create a diverse support network for LGBTI persons, and be strengthened by voices and expertise of non-activist allies. Simply put, we believe in the power of person-to-person contacts, the significance of committed individuals that become multipliers within their communities, and in bottom-up progress.
We established ‘Allies in Action’ to support impactful, creative, and genuine ideas by local LGBTI communities and those who are ready to contribute by action and knowledge to better environments for LGBTI and to a better understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, sex characteristics (SOGISC).
The fund is meant to enable initiatives and actions that inform and involve individuals, communities, and groups outside of LGBTI movements. We seek to enable participation of those who are well-placed to have a positive impact on the everyday life experiences of L, G, B, T, or I persons, as well as on improved understanding of SOGISC and diversity. They would contribute through exercising their professions in an ethical way and by sharing information within their professional or social circles. Among these audiences are lawyers, psychologists, educators, social workers, journalists, healthcare professionals, art and culture opinion makers, as well as parents and family of LGBTI and more.
Initiatives supported by ‘Allies in Action’ can have very diverse goals – from stepping up voices of parents of LGBTI, to incorporating SOGISC issues into broader cultural events, to SOGISC-related educational activities/ publications by professionals for their colleagues, etc. We welcome creativity and innovation in approach.
Do you think this vision and your ideas for action match? Share your initiative with us!
First off, be sure to carefully review our conditions. We would not like you to waste time on a proposal that will not fit the program.
We only support initiatives that:
Are led by LGBTI persons and/ or allies of LGBTI (with no limitation in regards presence or absence of official registration of the group);
Are implemented locally by groups in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, or Ukraine;
Are focused on a specific, carefully selected audience/ target group outside of LGBTI movement and serve to engage, inspire, mobilise individuals and collectives that are in a position to impact everyday realities of LGBTI persons, advocacy capacity of LGBTI organisations, and/ or proper understanding of issues pertaining SOGISC;
Demonstrate a clear vision of how this action contributes its bit to a change you want to achieve in your environment;
Are concrete and scalable (i.e. with balanced, matching goals and actions);
Are endorsed by LGBTI organisations (if proposed by an informal group of allies or activists);
Require funding from ‘Allies in Action’ of no more than 5,000 euros (if your initiative will be additionally funded by someone else, then the total combined budget should not exceed 12,000 euros);
Value feedback and are interested in the opportunity of engaging external expertise, and therefore commit to regular communication with us in the course of application, implementation, and reporting.
Initiatives that feed into, reinforce, and/or diversify other ongoing efforts towards better environment for LGBTI persons and protection of their rights (by you or another group);
Genuine and innovative approach to action that is strongly rooted in a local reality, with its limitations, opportunities, and existing relations;
Duration of action or initiative of no more than 6 months in total (from receipt of the award to its completion and reporting);
Willingness to share experience with colleagues and activists across the above-indicated countries and beyond.
We don’t support:
Initiatives proposing direct support and/or services to the LGBTI communities;
Initiatives aimed at the anonymous, faceless ‘general public’ or ‘broader audience’, without a clear vision of the specific people (or their groups/ communities) that you want to approach or work with and why you think it is needed;
Continuation of regular, ongoing activities;
Structural costs, such as ongoing office rental or salaries (please note that honorariums/ one-off fees needed within your specific action can be supported if scalable);
Initiatives proposed and managed through external third-party organisations (unless it is a joint action by your group and a local LGBTI organisation). We want to cooperate directly with the groups we support, without an additional layer in-between.
Proposals to which any of the above NO-criteria apply will not be accepted for consideration.
It is possible to submit a proposal if you have received an AiA grant previously already,
We commit to:
Supporting you in planning, implementation, and reporting if you are selected for award;
Ensuring that both application and reporting processes are not too heavy, while turning them into our joint learning experience;
Connecting you with other individuals, groups, organisations, processes, and materials that you might find interesting and helpful in your work, or where your expertise or experience will benefit others.
How to apply for support?
To begin with, we will need a brief proposal from you that will contain essential information about your group/ organisation and plans and will demonstrate why this program and your initiative are a good match.
Proposals are reviewed and evaluated by an expert advisory group that consists of representatives of international human rights and donor organisations with experience in the program region and knowledge of the LGBTI landscape there.
You can submit your proposal at any time. However, keep in mind that submissions are reviewed as a pool several times per year.
THE CURRENT ROUND WILL CLOSE ON 18 SEPTEMBER 2016.
After that, you should count on up to two weeks of follow-up communications.
Final decisions will be announced in the first weeks of November.
Successful initiatives are expected to receive funds and to be launched in mid-November and be completed by June.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
USCIRF offers the following types of internships:
Policy: Legal Research
Policy: Regional Policy Analysis (Africa; East Asia; Europe and Central Asia; Middle East; South Asia)
General Information on USCIRF Internships
Currently enrolled students are eligible for internships with USCIRF.
All USCIRF internships are paid; course credit may be available.
USCIRF does not provide housing or moving expenses.
Internships can be full-time (40 hours a week) or part-time (20-30 hours a week) for a minimum of 8 weeks, but not to exceed 16 weeks.
General Eligibility Requirements(applicable to all USCIRF internships)
Currently enrolled undergraduates (sophomores, juniors and seniors) and graduate students (including JD and LLM candidates)
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Successful completion of a background check
Internships are available year-round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, given the number of applications received, the following are recommended application deadlines:
Fall Semester: September – December
Application Deadline: July 1
Spring Semester: January – April
Application Deadline: November 1
Summer Semester: May – August
Application Deadline: March 1
Cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you would you like to intern at USCIRF
3-5 page writing sample
2-3 letters of reference
E-mail, fax, or mail your application materials to:
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
732 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite A714
Washington, DC 20401
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. Democracy Reporting International promotes the political participation of citizens, the accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. Democracy Reporting International is currently recruiting a communications intern for its Berlin headquarters to support DRI’s work in Asia (Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka). The intern will support the Asia Team in the areas of communications and project management/administration.
Contribute to writing and editing website stories and newsletter articles;
Support in drafting and scheduling content for social media channels;
Conduct image selection for the website and social media channels;
Assist in drafting and editing reports and briefing papers and translating documents;
Support in the recruitment and management of international experts including travel logistic
Support the organisation and its implementation of expert missions as well as workshops and DRI events in Berlin or in-country;
Assist in maintaining project files, databases and other resources;
Conduct research on current and political affairs in programme countries and the wider Asia region with a particular focus on elections, constitutions and human rights;
Other duties as required.
Academic background in law, political science, (South) Asian studies, journalism, public relations or related fields;
Experience in media/communications/social media
Previous office experience
Excellent oral and written English;
Proficiency in key computer applications, such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
Experience working with Content Management Systems (WordPress) is preferred;
Experience with photo and graphic editing software is an asset;
Knowledge of the Asian region, with a particular focus on Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, is preferable;
Experience in project cycle management, communications, and research is an asset;
Student status; must be enrolled in university throughout the duration of the internship;
Working permit for Germany (if you are a foreign student).
The internship is full time, starting 1 October 2016 for a duration of three months. A monthly internship allowance of 400 € will be provided.
Please submit your application (**cover letter and CV**) to email@example.com with “Asia Intern 2016” as the subject heading and supporting documents in the following format: SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_DOCUMENTNAME. The deadline for applications is 20 August 2016. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline, so early applications are encouraged. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted .